If you have a dream of becoming a star in Korea ^^ maybe this is your chance! As far as I know, many entertainment companies like SM and JYP have already started their auditions abroad in USA and China but this one is a bit different. It's a collaboration of entertainment companies and a support from the Seoul City government to promote hallyu through K-pop. As you can see there are already few K-pop stars who are not Koreans like Nichkhun of 2PM who is from Thailand and Chinese nationals Victoria Song of F(x) and Wang Fei Fei and Meng Jia of Miss A, are currently making scenes in the K-pop industry. This time, I guess Korea wants more diversity, so who knows you might be the next shupahstah! hehe
Here's an article I read from Koreatimes about the audition. It's
entitled K-pop auditions to hunt for S.East Asian talent. Anyway, just a side comment, Taiwan and Hong Kong are not part of Southeast Asia politically but geographically, yes, haha anyway here's the article:
“We’ll support the filming and have the city’s logo appear in the program, so that millions of Southeast Asian viewers can see Seoul as the center of ‘hallyu’ (Korean Wave),” the official said.
By Kim Rahn (firstname.lastname@example.org)